Motivating Your Employees for Company Success
The secret to having a successful productive business is not the business owner, it is the work of the employees. All the employees of a business are the cogs in the machine working together with efficiency being as productive as possible. It is the employees working for the company that determines whether a company is successful, or not as productive as it could be. That is why employee motivation is an important element in any business. Motivating employees, especially through training, to do their best can be highly beneficial to a company increasing overall productivity.
Importance and Benefits of Employee Motivation
At first glance motivation trainings appear to take away from valuable company time that could be spent with employees working instead of sitting in a room participating in something that may nor yield the desired results. But in truth, motivating ones employees increases overall productivity meeting company goals. Employees that are motivated are known to work harder maintaining focus on their task(s) while employees that are unmotivated are more distractible diverting their attention away from their work to personal pleasures. This is why motivating employees is important and should be prioritized, because a company full of unmotivated employees can lead a company to ruin (Heryati, 2019). Not only that, but there are more benefits than just productivity a company can gain with having motivated employees. Motivated employees are more likely to be committed to the company as motivated employees prioritize the company’s needs putting their best effort into completing assigned tasks (Heryati, 2019). They are also loyal thereby reducing the chances of losing employees to another company.
As a business owner there are a couple of simple ways to motivate employees showing their work is appreciated and their voices are heard. One of the best ways of motivating employees is with open communication. Communicating with employees face-to-face instead of an email is more personal. By taking time to talk with your employees receiving their input on projects and company goals helps them see you, the employer, as one of the team. By simply communicating with your employees, they are more motivated believing they have a say in the company by voicing their thoughts to their team leader, who is not just their employer (Heryati, 2019). Employees can also be motivated by making them feel valuable to the company. By thanking your employees showing appreciation of their individual efforts in meeting company goals your employees will take more pride in their work. When an employee is aware that their efforts are appreciated, and their work makes a difference an employee is more likely to be engaged with the desire to work harder (Heryati, 2019).
Highly motivated employees are great for a company’s productivity, as they are invested in bettering themselves to e better workers. Most companies have trainings for employee professional development. Employees that are motivated feeling invested in the company are more likely to be responsive and engaged in training while improving skills needed for work. What could be a help for a company that can’t spare time for trainings and motivating employees, is conducting motivational trainings where an employee can be motivated to do better while improving their current skills to do better. What any employer can do is provide a motivational training book to their employees which contain the monthly, if not yearly trainings the company has. During these trainings is the best time for an employer to motivate their employees making them feel valued appreciating their individual efforts. By offering employees trainings listed in a motivational training book, and motivating employees during the training can create loyalty and the drive to improve themselves for the betterment of the company (Feigenbaum, 2019). Even better, by motivating employees to do their best an employer can convey the message that participating in trainings will benefit an employment not only at their current job level, but further their career development to move up in the company. By training and motivation employees they will be interested in moving up in the company if a desired position becomes available instead of improving their skills to leave the company for another job (Feigenbaum, 2019).